Polish Corridor


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Polish Corridor
Polish Corridor in gray; Germany in green; free city of Danzig in green with hatching

Polish Corridor

A strip of land between the German territories of Pomerania and East Prussia, awarded to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles (1919) to afford access to the Baltic Sea. After years of friction over control of the area, Germany invaded Poland (1939) and quickly captured the Polish Corridor, triggering World War II and ending the Corridor's existence as a distinct geographical entity.
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Polish Corridor

n
(Placename) the strip of land through E Pomerania providing Poland with access to the sea (1919–39), given to her in 1919 in the Treaty of Versailles, and separating East Prussia from the rest of Germany. It is now part of Poland
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Po′lish Cor′ridor


n.
a strip of land near the mouth of the Vistula River: formerly separated Germany from East Prussia; given to Poland in the Treaty of Versailles 1919 to provide it with access to the Baltic.
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A Prussian Corridor B Polish Corridor C German Corridor D Versailles Corridor 8.
After Germany had taken over Austria and Czechoslovakia, and began to demand from Poland the return of territory they had lost after the First World War in the Treaty of Versailles, the British and the French warned the Germans that any attempt on their part to settle the dispute over the Polish Corridor by force would lead to war with them.
Hitler, she noted sarcastically, had solved Germany's problem by "painting the Black Forest white and putting down linoleum in the Polish Corridor."
The German Army struck from Slovakia, East Prussia and from Pomerania into the Polish Corridor and the port Danzig, which declared itself part of the Reich.
He attempted to deploy across the whole front from Lithuania to the Carpathians and even kept a special assault group for invading East Prussia, keeping one third of his force in Poznia and the Polish Corridor. As so often in the history of poor, martyred Poland, the positioning of military units was as brave as it was foolhardy, but otherwise Smigly-Rydz would have had simply to abandon cities as important as Krakow, Poznan, Bydgoszcz and Lodz, all of which lay to the west of the three rivers.
He displayed a good attitude in getting on top inside the final furlong to beat Polish Corridor by three-quarters of a length and given that he has only gone up 4lb, the gelding looks to have a bit in hand.
He attracted some live money at Kempton last Saturday and ran on well into fourth behind one of his rivals today, Polish Corridor.
Prisoners who survived the initial onslaught were rounded up and forced to run the gauntlet -- known in Brazil as the Polish Corridor. Soldiers, some with police dogs, lined both sides of a 100-foot-long corridor along wich the prisoners had to crawl, barefoot and naked, on hands and knees, all the while bludgeoned with billy clubs and beaten with the flat of bayonets and the butts of weapons.
REDCAR: 1.40 Monaco Mistress, 2.10 Polish Corridor, 2.45 Risky Capital, 3.20 Real Diamond, 3.55 Popiel, 4.30 Mr Crystal, 5.05 Pintano, 5.40 Red Skipper.
Despite starting at 20-1, James Toller's charge gained a three-quarters-of-a-length success over Polish Corridor, and followed that up by running with credit in a stronger event at York.
Pagan Sky showed the benefit of a 10-week break when springing a 20-1 surprise at Pontefract, beating Polish Corridor by three-quarters of a length.
That was at Pontefract a couple of weeks ago when he was a close third to Pagan Sky and my bet Polish Corridor over ten furlongs.

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